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on May 25, 2001
I completely disagree with the reader in Pittsburgh, PA who found this book to be incoherent. Did s/he read the same book as I did? I can't believe it!
Once I began reading Taken, I was hooked. I read it in two days. It is definitely a page turner, but not in a cliched cliff-hanger at the end of every chapter sort of way. The author has such a flair for words and for creating believeable characters that I turned each page because I *cared* what happened next. The book revolves around a kidnapped baby and how such an act affects everyone involved, from the police, to the kidnappers, to the heroine and to the baby's family. What's really neat about Taken is that you get into the minds of all the characters, all of whom (including the kidnappers) come across as being genuinely human. This book is a literary novel that just so happens to be a mystery. What a fine combination that doesn't insult the reader's intelligence! The author is skilled in her ability to weave together all of these lives, and by the end of the book, I missed having to say good bye to the characters.
As for the reader in Pittsburgh who didn't like the book (?!), there's that old saying, "Not everyone likes pearls." This is definitely a gem of a book.